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Boardman, OH Address:
945 Windham Court,
Suite 2
Boardman, OH 44512

Phone: 330-953-1354

Moon Township, PA Address:
890 Beaver Grade Rd, Upper Level
Moon Township, PA 15108

Phone: 724-457-0858

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Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center


Carla Arlien, Ph.D.

Carla Arlien, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and founder of Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center which has locations in Boardman, Ohio and Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Dr. Arlien received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Gerontology Minor from the University of North Dakota. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Arlien completed her internship and fellowship in Clinical Geropsychology at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She formerly practiced at Bluestem Behavioral Health Group in Beaver, Pennsylvania. Dr. Arlien is a member of the American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and Psychologists in Long Term Care. She also is on staff at Ohio Valley General Hospital. Dr. Arlien serves as a consultant to several nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and personal care homes. She also gives presentations on topics including, but not limited to: Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia, Memory Loss, Memory Training, Caregiving, Competency Evaluations, Psychotherapy, and Mental Illness. Dr. Arlien has also served as an expert witness for decision making capabilities with older adults.

Dr. Arlien specializes in psychotherapy/counseling with adults, geriatrics, and neuropsychological assessment (e.g., memory evaluations, competency evaluations, and adult attention deficit disorder evaluations). She sees patients in Moon Township, Pennsylvania and Boardman, Ohio offices.

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Catina (Tina) Taylor, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC

Catina (Tina) Taylor, MSW, LISW-S, LICDC, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has been with Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center since April of 2012. Tina received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and her Master’s in Social Work from The Ohio State University.

Tina has a wide variety of experience treating children, adolescents and adults. She has previously worked in a residential setting, in a hospital emergency room, and with an agency serving those affected by HIV/AIDS. Tina provides individual and family therapy including couples counseling. She specializes in substance abuse/addiction and eating disorders. Tina treats children ages 5 and older and adults at our Boardman, Ohio office.

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Stephen Beckjord, Psy.D.

Stephen Beckjord, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who has been with Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center since December 2011. He provides psychological services at the Moon Township office including individual psychotherapy, neuropsychological evaluations, and psychological evaluations. Dr. Beckjord earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Beckjord completed his internship training at the Vanderbilt-VA Internship Consortium and his postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, with an emphasis in Geropsychology. Dr. Beckjord is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Dr. Beckjord specializes in individual and group psychotherapy, emphasizing strategies and techniques from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy, along with neuropsychological and psychological evaluation. He treats adults and has worked in a variety of treatment settings including university-based major medical centers, VA hospitals, and community mental health centers. Dr. Beckjord is based out of the Moon Township, Pennsylvania office.

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Patricia Romano, Ed.D.

Patricia Redick Romano, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist who joined Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center in November 2012. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Chatham University with minors in Education and English. Her Master's in Educational Psychology was earned at Duquesne University, where she also completed post Master's work in order to complete her certification as a School Psychologist. She earned her Doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Counselor Education and was certified as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist by the Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Romano worked as a School Psychologist for many years in the Mt. Lebanon School District, where she conducted evaluations of students for special education, directed the district's standardized testing program, provided individual and group therapy, and worked with parents to develop strategies to improve students’ educational progress and emotional well-being. In addition to working within an educational environment, Dr. Romano has conducted evaluations of students in cyber schools and has conducted therapy with patients in a local nursing home.

Dr. Romano enjoys working with individuals and parents of children to help understand individual strengths and needs. She also provides psychological or neuropsychological testing in order to rule out Attention Deficit Disorder and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Romano sees children ages 4 years and older and adults for psychotherapy and testing at the Moon Township, Pennsylvania office.

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Erin Sheaffer, LCSW

Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been with Apex Psychological Care and Memory Center since June 2011. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Work with minors in Psychology and Sociology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Erin earned her Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is also treasurer of the Southwest Pennsylvania Division of Social Workers in Aging Practice.

Erin brings a variety of experience to the practice and has extensive experience working with adults facing a wide range of challenges. She has worked in hospice, acute care settings, an outpatient substance abuse treatment center, and in several long-term care programs for senior citizens. Erin treats adults of all ages at the Moon Township, Pennsylvania office location.

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Hilary Zurbuch, LPC

Hilary Zurbuch is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been with Apex since January 2012. Hilary is a graduate of Fairmont State University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Education, and she completed her Master’s Degree at Carlow University in Professional Counseling. Hilary has been a member of Obsessive Compulsive Foundation of Western PA for nine years and currently serves as the Vice President.

Hilary specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in both children and adults. A focus of her career has been treating anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and school avoidance. This training also allows her to offer treatment to those seeking help with Tourette's disorder, tic disorders, hair pulling, and hoarding.

Hilary has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Exposure Prevention so that she can expertly and effectively help individuals with a variety of problems. Hilary has also combined her advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training with Dialectal Behavioral Therapy training to offer a well-rounded approach to treating a variety of problems that people may face.

Hilary believes families are an essential part of treatment, the treatment team, and the therapeutic process. As she involves families in the sessions, she educates them about the diagnosis, treatment options, and the treatment process. Hilary offers support to the family as they make the journey through the healing process with their child.

Hilary sees children ages 4 years and older and adults at the Moon Township, Pennsylvania office.

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We accept most health insurance plans. Self-pay rates are available for those without health insurance coverage. Evening and weekend appointments are available.

Our offices are located in Boardman, Ohio and Moon Township, Pennsylvania. If you have any questions or if you would like to set up an appointment, please call 330-953-1354 (Ohio) or 724-457-0858 (Pennsylvania).